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November 5, 2020 - Vista, California - Axiom Test Equipment, an electronic test equipment rental and sales company has published a new blog post entitled "Keep the Light Shining on Solar Power Systems" that covers maintenance programs on solar power systems in order to achieve optimum results. This maintenance can be greatly simplified with the right test tools.

Learn which components in any solar power system that should be regularly tested as part of a maintenance program. In general, maintenance should involve the main system parts like solar panels, energy storage units, inverts, and their interconnections, and their price performance parameters. Main test tools for checking solar power systems should provide measurements of power, voltage, and current at maximum levels that exceed the performance limits of the solar power system's components. Often, it can be useful to work with test equipment that is capable of dynamic and static measurements, so that a solar power system and its components can be evaluated under changing conditions, such as tracking positions and ambient temperature to simulate real world conditions.

Some test instruments contain three of four instruments in one box, cutting down on the amount and cost of acquiring several different units. Finding the equipment you'll need for the particular components or test you are focused on can be time-consuming. Learn more about maintaining full performance and gain knowledge on specific examples of equipment by reading the full blog post on Axiom's website: https://www.axiomtest.com/blog/Keep-the-Light-Shining-on-Solar-Power-Systems


Keep the Light Shining on Solar Power Systems

November 5, 2020

Low-cost solar energy is an invaluable, renewable resource for many homes and businesses, using photovoltaic (PV) cells to convert sunlight to electricity. While the sun may not always be shining, sunlight is the most abundant natural resource on the planet. Intelligently designed, solar-power installations efficiently convert that sunlight to electric power which can be stored until needed, such as during nighttime when the sun is not shining. Several conversion technologies are used to convert sunlight to electricity, including semiconductor-based PV cells and concentrated solar power (CSP) systems technology. In each case, regular maintenance is required to achieve optimum results from the power conversion process and several basic electrical measurements are essential actions in delivering consistent, reliable performance from any solar power installation. Those measurements can be greatly simplified with the right test tools.

Radiant energy (photons) from the sun is typically transformed to electricity (electrons) by one of two power conversion approaches, using PV cells or CSP technology. PV cells serve as building blocks for the many modules mounted side by side and interconnected to form rooftop solar panels. Each PV cell produces about 1 or 2 W of DC electric power, so hundreds are needed to generate reasonable amounts of power. In recent years, ground-mounted solar panels have been growing in popularity compared to roof-mounted solar panels, especially for setups where a building's roof may not provide optimum exposure to the sun. By operating ground-mounted solar panels along with PV trackers, which move the solar panels to follow the maximum sunlight, the electric power yield can be boosted compared to a stationary, roof-mounted solar array. For both stationary and tracking PV arrays, the electrical output will vary as a function of received sunlight; in addition, the electrical output of a ground-mounted solar array with PV tracker will vary as the PV cells are moved relative to the sun. An additional PV system configuration employs solar concentrators such as mirrors to increase the efficiency of PV cells by focusing solar energy on the PV cells.

CSP solar energy systems also convert sunlight to electrical energy, but they do so by extracting energy from changes in temperature brought about by solar radiation. These systems typically employ a mast-mounted, high-efficiency receiver to capture solar energy. This solar energy causes a rise in temperature in a heat-transfer medium, such as a liquid. The resulting thermal energy can be used to drive turbine engines and produce electrical energy.



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Whatever your project requires testing of, rent or buy quality test equipment from Axiom Test Equipment. For over 15 years Axiom Test Equipment has rented, sold, repaired and accepted trade-in of test equipment to support your test & measurement needs. If you would like help selecting any type of test equipment for your next project, contact Axiom Test Equipment's sales department at sales@axiomtest.com, call 760-806-6600, or browse Axiom Test Equipment's inventory online at www.axiomtest.com.

If you would like help selecting any type of test equipment for your project, contact Axiom Test Equipment's sales department at sales@axiomtest.com, call 760-806-6600, or browse Axiom Test Equipment's inventory online at www.axiomtest.com.


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Established in 2005, Axiom Test Equipment strives to continually improve itself and offer the best value for its customers. We offer our customers several practical, efficient and cost effective solutions for their business or projects' test equipment needs. Whether you need to rent & buy test equipment, repair test equipment, sell or trade equipment, we are committed to providing superior customer service and high quality electronic test equipment.

At Axiom Test Equipment we provide several services. We rent electronic test and measurement equipment. We also sell test equipment. If you have a piece of malfunctioning or broken test equipment we also have an in-house repair lab. For anyone seeking a way to offload their surplus or obsolete equipment, we offer a trade-in program or we can buy the equipment from you.

We stock a comprehensive inventory of equipment and can use our extensive network to find you those hard to get items. We believe in getting equipment to you quickly and at a competitive price.


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